Romance reigns supreme on the west coast. The United States’ West Coast boasts of some of the world’s most famous and beautiful sights lying within her borders. From the ocean’s rugged edges, forest sceneries, desert oases, snow-covered mountains, spectacular sunsets to the diversity of activities it offers, the west coast’s diversity makes for truly amazing and magical honeymoon destinations. From far-fetched exotic locales to budget friendly spot, whatever your budget, kick-start your married life with one of these honeymoon spots on the west coast.
Perched on a bluff on the romantic Whidbey Island, Langley is a seaside town that promises newlyweds an intimate experience with some of the most spectacular sunsets in the Pacific Northwest coupled with extraordinary outdoor activities. Whether you plan to spend your honeymoon days relaxing on the beaches around town or looking for the rare Southern Resident Orca, Langley is a great starting point for exploring this beautiful island.
This town boasts of miles of pristine shoreline along the Saratoga Passage and thousands of acres of wooded trails which make Langley an outdoor adventure lover’s paradise. It is known for its world-class theatre, concerts, festivals, art events, and performances that are second to none. Sip strong coffee or fine wines at sunny sidewalk cafes as you watch the world stroll by.
You and your loved one can dine in style over mouthwatering cuisines that have been created from freshly caught fish from the Salish Sea and locally sourced ingredients. After that, you can hole up at Langley’s popular Eagle’s Nest Inn, where privacy and serenity will keep your happiness levels high and gourmet breakfasts will get your day started right.
Astoria is the first city of Oregon and the best town for romance on the coast. This town rests on the southern banks of the Columbia River overlooking Young’s Bay. Once a fur trading region, Astoria is now a vibrant port city that is a charming romantic getaway destination with an array of activities to see and do. Apart from the Cannon Beach, Astoria is known for its scenic beauty that encompasses beautiful Pacific Ocean views, miles of white sandy beaches and a wealth of outdoor activities for couples celebrating their love.
Start by trying some local delicacies at the ritzy Bridgewater Bistro and then go out of town to sail along the picturesque Willamette River, or find some wild flowers up the Saddle Mountain. Spend your nights at the Cannery Pier Hotel. This hotel is known for its panoramic views of the Columbia River.
The green, reasonably priced and easy to maneuver nature of Oregon appeals to most couples looking for an affordable honeymoon destination. The Hood River is a favorite romantic getaway for honeymooners in Oregon that is surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and plentiful fruit orchards. This town boasts of a vibrant culinary scene, snowy peaks of Mt. Hood and scenic gushing waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge.
The winds that swipe down the valley and the Columbia River Gorge merge to create the perfect conditions for kite surfing, windsurfing among other adrenaline-inducing adventures. Whether you are food aficionados, wine connoisseurs history buffs or an adventure couple, this charming town has something for you.
You can end your days at the Saku Ridge lodge that is perched on 72 acres of land in the slopes of Mt. Hood. Here, you and your loved one can relax on the deck of this lodge while enjoying the beautiful views of the acres of orchards, woodland, and pasture.
If you would rather visit a small town for your honeymoon rather than jetting to Greece, Truckee is your perfect small town and affordable honeymoon destination. This honeymoon destination is for newlyweds that are more of a lake duo that loves to stay active and is looking to start off their marriage with some adventure. Perched in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Truckee offers plenty of outdoor activity options. This beautiful town is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery with summer seeing a wealth of outdoor adventures with lake and pond fishing, nature trails to hike and bike, and beautiful warm summer weather for camping and picnicking. In the winter, people can also enjoy a range of activities from skiing, skating and sledding and an array of winter festivals and carnivals to celebrate the snow.
If you love shopping, downtown Truckee is home to small lovely stores, and shops as well as historic buildings and museums that tell the story of the town’s heritage. This town also boasts or comfortable accommodation, desirable amenities and breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Sierra Nevada. For a touch of some glitz and glam for your honeymoon, book a romantic getaway at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Other than getting quite the luxury suite, you can also book couple’s massage for some needed pampering, stargazing tours among other fun activities. Cue the Romance.
Now, this list wouldn’t be complete without Napa and Sonoma Valley, one of the world’s greatest and most luxurious honeymoon destinations. You do not have to cross borders to find first-class vino or the romance that comes with it. Napa Valley’s cuisine, vistas, and viticulture are unparalleled. Spend your honeymoon days’ sipping the finest wines from the area’s acclaimed vineyards and evenings savoring elevated-seasonal fare at Auberge du Soleil where menus are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Afterward, you and your love are done you can retire to 5-star comforts of your private Hillside View deluxe suite with scenic views of the surrounding Napa Valley Hillsides and resort olive grove.
Don’t forget to take to the skies by a hot air balloon where you will be met by the most panoramic views of the valley. Also, take some time to explore the attractive Napa Valley Towns of Calistoga, St. Helena and Yountville. Thanks to their relatively small sizes and proximity to each other these villages make for the perfect day trip away from wine tasting. This destination is for the couples looking for an insane luxury and tranquil honeymoon destination on the west coast.